Hit the road Joe! Is this Root's secret to being a great batsman?

Updated: Dec 20, 2016, 09:41 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Joe Root is unarguably the team's finest batsman in recent times and continues to prove his worth in the squad. During England's ongoing Test series in India, Joe Root has found a new and unique way to 'hit the road'

England's star Joe Root is unarguably the team's finest batsman in recent times and continues to prove his worth in the squad.

During England's ongoing Test series in India, Joe Root has found a new and unique way to 'hit the road'. Yes, the England cricketer was seen practicing his shots on the streets of Chennai.

rJoe Root practicing on the road near M A Chidambaram Stadium
Joe Root practicing on the road near M A Chidambaram Stadium. Pics/ PTI

It is not uncommon to see street cricket being played, but to have an international star on the roads, hitting the ball around is a rare spectacle.

rJoe Root practicing on the road near M A Chidambaram Stadium

Chennai was recently hit by the Cyclone Vardah and due to that, no nets were available for practice sessions as players arrived at M A Chidambaram Stadium. Root wasted no time and used the streets as his new spot for training.

Here is a video of the English batsman, throwing caution to the wind and going about his business.

Joe Root's new style of training paid off as he scored a fifty in the ongoing fifth Test match against India in Chennai.

Root was unlucky to miss out on what would have been a well-deserved century as he was snared by left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja while on 88 following an unsuccessful review.

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